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Monocacy National Battlefield

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Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: +1 301-662-3515
08:30 - 17:00
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This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates...

This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates in 1864. Although it's seen as a confederate victory, this advance on Washington, D.C. was brought to a hault by the forces led by Major General Lew Wallace, U.S. Army.

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This national park unit has quite a backstory. Here's the very short version: In 1928, Glenn Worthington, who owned a lot of the battlefield, petitioned Congress to create a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This national park unit has quite a backstory. Here's the very short version: In 1928, Glenn Worthington, who owned a lot of the battlefield, petitioned Congress to create a National Military Park. Something similar happened with other parcels of land. But, the park wasn’t funded and officially established until 1976. There are no entrance fees at Monocacy National Battlefield. The... More 

Thank Maurene_K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is great and many knowledgeable people. Community really fought for this area to be saved and story told. The 5 areas are with short drives from the center. Walking trails are easy and let you feel the land. Combined with the history and place our small town once played, makes a great start to a weekend of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip from DC. Fascinating history plus several great hiking trails and walks. Car required to go from site to site.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a nice facility to spend a couple hours on a beautiful fall afternoon. The visitor's center has a small museum with several nice displays and and observation deck on the second floor. There is also a trail that begins there for an easy mile loop. From the visitor's center, there is a six mile driving route, with 5 stops.... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The battlefield was a defeat for the north but provided time for reinforcements from Washington DC to help defeat the southern army at Gettysburg. The visitors building has a lighted display of the battle which explains the battle. They have artifacts in the building and maps of the battlefield area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing big compared to close by Antietam or Gettysburg but a great little civil war site. Don't know if you can fish the nearby Monocacy river. The two would make a great day.

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The visitors center has a very good museum with an informative 7 minute talking map that describes the battle. You can get a map that gives you the directions for 5 stops on a 6 mile auto tour. Several of the stops have trails. Some of the stops are located on gravel roads, so prepare for a dusty ride. Each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

There is a visitor's center that gives the layout. On this visit, we also saw the house on the property and took a tour. There were also folks in period costume to explain life and careers at the time. Great experience.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have been looking for an excuse to get out and enjoy the last bit of summer, and was finally able to seize my chance on September 18th when my roommate and I hit the road for the hour long drive to Monocacy. Located just south of Frederick, MD, Monocacy National Battlefield tells the story of “the battle that saved... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We recently stopped to visit Monocacy National Battlefield area upon our return from the OBX. The visitor centre is very nice and offers a very informative exhibition of the area and what happened during the battle. We also did the drive to various locations where the battles actually happened, it is well marked with beautiful grounds and trails. It is... More 

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